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military veterans. the suspect also a former military man. one of the then kill sd a well-known former navy s.e.a.l. and acclaimed military sniper. chris kyle wrote a best-selling book about his life in combat. police are trying to figure out what happened that led to the death of kyle and his friend. cnn's susan candiotti closely following this story for us. susan, what details can you fill us in on? >> reporter: it's just so sad. when legendary navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris kyle and his friend chad littlefield took another marine vet, 25-year-old eddie ray routh, to a gun range, they never managed the weapons could be turned on them. but police say that's exactly what happened. wf kyle and littlefield shot dead multiple times at a remote area of a gun range near ft. worth, texas. police say they were found nearly two hours later by a guide at the range. investigators say routh drove off in kyle's pickup truck and headed to his sister's house. he allegedly told her and his brother who had happened. he left and then his brother and sister called police. when a slew of police officers arrived a
discharged from the u.s. navy reserve earlier this year. in fact, just a short time ago, after serving in several overseas jobs. basically as a security officer. he was a lieutenant. he had weapons training in the navy. but not a commando, not a navy s.e.a.l., this was basic security work. nonetheless, he had two awards critically. the rifle marksman ribbon, and the pistol expert medal. this meant he had some qualifications in shooting at some expert level at particular distances or ranges. i think, though, very clear we should also understand that he had expertise through his service as a police officer. many people, many police officers serve in the military reserve, and they have a lot of weapons expertise due to all of that. still, very concerning, obviously, because of his background. >> were you able to learn anything about did the military have any information on his mental health? >> reporter: well, this would be a matter of privacy concerns. but at the moment, they wouldn't publicly release that. at the moment, very preliminary, there is no indication of that, because he was h
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a 25-year-old iraq war vet allegedly killed former navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris kyle and another man at a gun range in texas over weekend. eddie ray ralph was arrested on two counts of capital murder. joe, this morning where do things stand with this investigation? >> john, behind me is where eddie ray ralph is being held on $3 million bond. it's still early in the investigation. authorities still trying to figure out what happened at that shooting range and why. >> former navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle who claimed a record 150 kills in iraq died at the hands of another vet, authorities say, allegedly using a semiautomatic handgun. what police don't know yet is why. >> i don't know that we'll ever know. he's the only one that knows that. but at this point he hasn't made any comments to law enforcement as to why he did it. >> they all drove together in a pickup truck, authorities say. less than two hours later, kyle and littlefield were dead. ralph had fled to his sister's house. he told her what happened. she called police. and ralph was eventually caught. ralph is an iraq war veteran. he
out why a 25-year-old iraq war veteran killed a renowned navy s.e.a.l. sniper, chris kyle. eddie ray routh is charged with two counts of capital murder. we have more on that. good morning, joe johns. >> reporter: eddie ray routh being held in jail on $3 million bond. a suspect in custody, but there are a lot of questions about what happened at the gun range and why. former navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle, who claimed a record 150 kills in iraq, died at the hands of another vet authorities say. allegedly using a semiautomatic handgun. what police don't know yet is why. >> i don't thank we'll ever know. he's the only one that knows that. but at this point, he hasn't made any comments to law enforcement as to why he did. >> reporter: kyle's friend, chad littlefield, and the suspect, eddie ray routh, all drove to the gun range together in a pickup truck. less than two hours later, kyle and littlefield were dead. routh fled to his sister's house, and she called police and he was eventually caught. routh is an iraq war veteran, leaving the marines in 2010. kyle, who wrote "american sniper" talked
democratic congressman from pennsylvania, retired navy admiral joe sestak and we're also joined by republican strategist and former santorum senior strategist, john brabender. here's what steven law, president of american crossroads said. quote, there is a broad concern about having blown a significant number of races because the wrong candidates were selected. we don't view ourselves as being in the incumbent protection business but we want to pick the most conservative candidate who can win, end quote. is he right there, or is this an act of war like breitbart says in the headline? >> i don't think it's an act of war. what they're saying is we can no longer just pick a candidate simply because they are a tea party candidate if they are really not a very good candidate. just because they can fill out a survey for the tea party effectively doesn't mean they are an effective candidate. what they're saying is, as long as there are better candidates who still live up to our republican idealogical beliefs but will be strong in november, this is where we should invest our time and energy. >> you'r
enjoining us. a real tragedy. in texas annishac war veteran facing murder charges gunning down a former navy seal who was claimed to be the most lethal sniper in u.s. military history. police say that this man, eddie ray routh shot and killed chris kyle and his friend at a shooting range in texas. routh is under suicide watch in jail, charged with two counts of murder. our joe johns is in stevenville, joe, some kind of disturbance involving the suspect overnight. tell us what happened there. >> reporter: it was a disturbance, michael. the short version is that jailers went into routh's cell, apparently to remove eating utensils, and the sheriff says he became aggressive with those jailers, he had to be daysed. they say he was put in a restraint chair, kept in that restraint chair overnight. however, we are told the jailers have been ordered to release him, if he agrees to work with them. he has been placed on suicide watch. he's in a cell by himself. and the sheriff says he would like to see some type of a psychiatric evaluation of the defendant. >> what's next in the case against him? does
in u.s. military history killed at a shooting at a texas gun range. chris kyle a navy seal that served in four tours in iraq. he and another man were gunned down by a former soldier who kyle was reportedly helping with post-traumatic stress disorder. eddie ray roth has been charged with two counts of murder. molly is live with more on this tragic story. >> chris kyle the u.s. military's most deadly sniper and another man were both killed at rough creek lodge 50 miles southwest of fort worth texas. authorities have identified the shooter as man from lancaster now in police custody. they confirmed that he was a decorated corporal that has been deployed to iraq and served in haiti. he is believed to have shot kyle and his friend, chad littlefield at close range before fleeing the lodge area in kyle's stolen pickup truck. a motive remains unclear but he suffered from post-traumatic stress syndrome. kyle had taken him to the range in an effort to help him cope and was reportedly turned on the two men. after the murders, texas authorities said he drove to his sister's house and told her and
unharmed. police released a picture of the suspect. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. nbcfirmed in the navy in the '60s. he earned the a vet nam service medal. the school bus was towed away, that had been at the crime scene tuesday afternoon. dykes boarded that school bus and demanded a few children. when the bus driver refused, dykes shot and killed away and made away with a 5-year-old boy named ethan, believed to have asperger's syndrome. they have been holed up in this bunker now for several days now. police are communicating with him through a ventilation pipe. local residents are praying for a peaceful resolution. >>> joining me now with more, former fbi profiler and hostage negotiator clint van zandt. welcome to you, my friend. what a situation. going on five days now, but i know have you said the extended time might help negotiators. how does that work? >> alex, there is an old hostage negotiation axiom. time decreases stress and anxiety. that's what we want to do, bring down the stress and anxiety level of jimmy lee dykes, who is in there. we want him to strongly identify with ethan
. this story continues. >>> as a navy sniper, chris kyle, was a killing machine. especially in iraq. as a veteran, his legend only grew. but his focus turned towards helping other veterans with ptsd. sadly, that may have been what ultimately killed him. kyle, and a friend of his, were shot to death saturday at a gun range at a texas resort. crime and justice correspondent joe johns has our story. >> reporter: former navy s.e.a.l. who claims 160 kills in iraq died at the hands of another vet, authorities say, allegedly using a semiautomatic handgun. what police don't know yet is why. >> i don't know if we will ever know. he is the only one that knows that. at this point he hasn't made any comments. law enforcement as to why he did it. >> reporter: chad littlepeeled and the suspect, eddie routh, drove to the range together. would hours later kyle and littlefield were dead. routh fled to his sister's house and told her what happened and she called police and routh was eventually caught. routh is an iraq war veteran and left the marines in 2010. kyle, who wrote the bestselling autobiogr
and the fact that someone caught him pretty funny. >>> up next, the latest on the murder of a former u.s. navy s.e.a.l. at a texas gun range. details about who he was and who allegedly killed him. >>> also, the group mayors against illegal guns, running a super bowl ad this evening that features a much younger wayne la pierre and his comments, before a house hearing days after columbine. you're watching msnbc. the place for politics. the perg begins with back pain and a choice. take advil, and maybe have to take up to four in a day. or take aleve, which can relieve pain all day with just two pills. good eye. [ male announcer ] it's red lobster's 30 shrimp! for $11.99 pair any two shrimp selections on one plate! like mango jalapeÑo shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp. just $11.99. offer ends soon! i'm ryon stewart, and i sea food differently. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping ideas m
that. he became a very good athlete, young m life. went on to be a college running back. in the navy he was a rifle marksman. he was a pistol expert, which is the highest level. he learned river and undersea warfare, he was aviation training expert and also, knows the police tactics and techniques. if you would, listen to one of the men who was actually named in that manifesto talking about his friend, play this. >> he seemed very rational and you know, articulate and intelligent and well-reasoned. nothing about his favor in my experience suggested he was violent in any fashion or that he was unreasonable or take drastic type steps. >> reporter: now consider the timeline, last friday he was discharged from the navy after being passed over for promotion. sunday, the bodies of monica kwan and her fiance were found riddled with bullets in a parking garage in orange county, kwan's father represented dorner during the hearing that led to him being fired. but still, there were no suspects until the manifesto was posted on facebook, and police noticed that her father, randall kwan, was noted
program. vice vice admiral mark foxxs the director of navy operations says lack of a carrier could make a difference in a crisis. >> what it does change is the opportunity to have additional capability immediately. there will be additional time distance associated with bringing another vessel over if it's required. >> reporter: defense secretary panetta warned that would be the least of it if the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration take effect at the beginning of march. the pentagon has to reduce spending by $46 billion in the remaining seven months of fiscal year 2013. >> if these cuts happen there will be a serious disruption in defense programs and a sharp decline in our military readiness. >> reporter: this army document says three-fourths of its combat brigades will have to delay their training for several months resulting in a failure to meet demands of the national military strategy by the end of this year. afraid it will have to take $18 billion out of its own budget the army has already stopped maintenance of 1,300 vehicles and 17,000 weapons.
in the navy with dorner upon. >> he has a great deal of training and experience, using offensive and defensive tactics. >> dorner is a skilled shooter who has won awards for marksmanship. he claims to have explosives, high capacity clips and a 50-caliber rifle capable of slashing through police body armor and even cars. this is the round that rifle fires, it's more than five inches long. just imagine the damage it could cause. >> going through body armor and cars. thank you, pierre. of course they don't know what else he might have. i know that you and david wright will be watching this story. >>> and now, the latest extraordinary breach of privacy by the people who invade your personal computer information. the victim tonight, none other than the bush family. a hacker gained access through the daughter of george bush h.w. bush and claims to have read three years of e-mail between former president 41 and his family and friends. an investigation is under way. >>> still ahead here on "world news," a wonderful thing to see, a little boy, that little boy held in the bunker, at least you will hear
the latest on the shocking death of legendary american sniper and u.s. navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle. he was gunned down at a texas shooting range, allegedly by a marine veteran he had been trying to help. authorities released the 911 call made just after that shooting. and abc's cecilia vega is here with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. these 911 tapes are really chilling. you can hear the suspect's sister rushing to get out of her house. she says her brother admitted to the shooting at the range. and she was terrified he might turn on her next. >> listen. my brother just came by here. and he told me that he's committed a murder. >> reporter: laura blevins was terrified for her life. in just-released 911 tapes, she frantically says her brother, eddie routh, had showed up at her texas home saturday, and made a startling confession. >> he said that he killed two guys. they went to a shooting range. he's crazy. he's psychotic. i don't know if he's being honest with me. >> reporter: police say the 25-year-old former marine snapped, turning his gun on two men at shooting practice with
, at this hour. the suspected gunman is a former los angeles police officer and one-time navy reservist. he was already wanted in a double murder. investigators say he left a manifesto behind after the first killings warning of more violence. >>> iran captured a cia drone two years ago and iran claims to have video taken of that aircraft. iran state-run tv carried the video last night. u.s. officials say the surveillance drone malfunctioned and was forced to land inside iran. they have not commented on the video. >>> yesterday we heard a former white house doctor say new jersey governor chris christie is bound to have a heart attack or stroke if he does not lose weight. as elaine quijano reports, governor chris christie did not waste time. by wednesday he was fed up with the weight debate. >> she should probably be the surgeon general of the united states, i suspect, because she must be a genius. listen, this is just another hack who wants five minutes on tv. >> reporter: christie took offense to the cross-country diagnosis of do. connie mariano, a former navy admiral who served as clinton'
yesterday of a former navy seal chris kyle, a man who wrote "american sniper" credited with the largest number of confirmed kills of any american soldier ever. he and another man gunned down at a texas gun range. >>guest: if you want to stop violence in the country, here is what you do. first if you want do protect our kids, you put armed security in schools. i am not talking about arming teachers but police officers and certified professional security people. there is not a parent that wants the kids unprotected. in atlanta this past week, arm securities stopped a shooting in an atlanta school the stopped it. here is the problem, with that, sir, though, if you arm people at schools, a lot of the people are not just motivated to kill people in schools, they want to kill people and if the school is too tough they go do a movie theater like james holmes, or to a shopping center, they will go to a gun range and kill chris kyle. >>guest: so the rest of the it, you fix the mental health system. every police officer knows people on the state that should be institutionalized because we have em
: for the first time the moments after a navy s.e.a.l. and his friend were shot to death. >>> also, strike two for the second time this week, baseball and performance-enhancing drugs are in the headlines, this time it's milwaukee's ryan braun being investigated. and this. ♪ don't wake me up >>> chris brown and his community service, new questions this morning whether he really served his 180 hours for beating up rihanna. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning and welcome to "newsro "newsroom." i'm carol costello. thank you for being with us. neither rain, sleet, snow or hail will stop the post office from delivering your letters but the economy and e-mail will. starting in august the post office will no longer deliver letters and other first class mail to your home saturdays. you'll still receive packages. this is just the first of many deep cuts coming to the united states postal service. athena jones joins me. good morning. >> the packaging will continue, that's one area seen growth in recent years. people are now using e-mail to stay in touch, using the internet to pay bills and so the p
to people that we like to keep an eye on. navy brass are also set to ground the blue angels the elite flight squad, a popular mainstay that has entertained americans of all ages, a key recruitment tool for the navy. has it really all come to this? is this the reality that we are facing. departing defense secretary leon panetta sounding the alarm on these cuts in a speech at georgetown university yesterday. >> make no mistakes, if these cuts happen there will be ha serious disruption in defense programs and a sharp decline in our military readiness. we have already begun an all out effort to plan for how to operate under such a scenario. but it's also very clear that there are no good options. jenna: no good options. captain chuck nash served more than 25 years as a naval aviator and so captain we read through those stories, and it's difficult to really understand what does that mean for us, and for your national security? how would you explain that? >> well, what it means, jenna, is that there are two ways to do something, you can do it in a smart, planned way, or you can just do it poorly a
country which speaks right in to being glarandiose. he says i stuck to my ethics. i didn't need the navy to instill honor, courage and commitment in me. it's in my can dna. he thinks he's been wronged but he is not sigh coal tick. psychotic. >> do we know anything about -- we know he served in iraq.coal . psychotic. >> do we know anything about -- we know he served in iraq. navy. is there any evidence it impacted his psychological state? >> i asked the psychiatrist and he said ptsd might have played a role, but he doesn't think it's the major factor here. ptsd patients are often much more impulsive, sometimes are hearing voices. seem much more traumatized. he seems more angry and narcicisstic. >> i imagine these are things that they're looking at very closely in terms of trying to figure out how to negotiate with this guy. it's clear that he's very much aware of the media. he knows how to use television. he knows how to use the media and knows how forget a message across. whether or not it's enough that it's out there and broadcast, that he will now fold. >> right. they'll try to look at
double.com. >>> back to our live special here in texas. want to turn briefly to the shocking story of the navy s.e.a.l. sniper, who had 160 combat kills in iraq but was shot dead this weekend by a former marine on a gun range here in texas very similar to the one i'm sitting in now. chris kyle began working to help fellow vets suffering from post traumatic distress syndrome. one of his co-authors join us now, a man who knew him well, jim defelice. tragedy, this. your friend was trying to help another armed servicemen who had come out, suffering from this very frequent problem now that so many ex-soldiers have, post traumatic stress disorder and it ended tragically. what did you feel when you heard about this in terms of what chris was trying to achieve? >> i didn't -- i still -- i guess i'm still in total disbelief that chris is gone. and i think that everyone that knew him feels the same way. chris -- i personally don't know the exact details of what happened. and i'm sure that more information will come out, but chris, even before the book, even before he was famous, devoted a considerable amo
is a trained police officer. i'm not sure what his military specialty was in the navy. but he's been responsible for a series of very tragic incidents in california, and this is an extraordinary set of circumstances. >> in the manifesto, he puts your name and a number of other names which i will not be revealing, and he said this, your lack of ethics and conspiring to wrong a just individual are over. suppressing the truth will lead to deadly consequences for you and your family. there will be an element of surprise to where you live, work, and eat. clearly, he feels according to this manifesto, angry about the circumstances behind his firing from the lapd. when you hear the nature of that threat, what do you think of that? >> certainly very chilling, and now that we know that he in fact is acting out on his concerns even more significant. this is an individual, as best we understand it today, has murdered three people, including a police officer. shot two other police officers. and there was a related tragic incident in which two innocent civilians were shot by the los angeles polic
are all former mirltry men. one of the dead is well known former navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle who wrote a best selling book all about his career in special operations. he described himself as the most lethal sniper in u.s. military history. here's where he died yesterday. a gun rangeouts side ft. worth texas. a third man shot them both dead. the suspect is now in custody. >>> officials in alabama say they're still communicating with suspect jimmy lee dikes to negotiate the release of a 5-year-old boy. he's been held hostage since being abducted from a school bus tuesday. a funeral was held today for the school bus driver who was held trying to shield the children. >>> police quickly ends a dangerous situation outside london's buckingham palace today. a man who looked to be in his 50s, holding a large knife to his throat broke through a security cordon. he got agitated as police start closing in. he finally lunged at a police officer, there you go right there, you can see it, the officer fired his taser, knocking the man to the ground where police handcuffed him. >>> we want to go now, ray lewi
dykes. nbc has confirmed, not only was he in the navy in the '60s, but he earned the vietnam service medal and several other awds. police towed away the school bus from the crime scene, it had been there since tuesday afternoon. dykes boarded it, shot and killed the bus driver when he wouldn't hand over a few children. dykes has been holed up in an underground bunker nearby with a 5-year-old boy named ethan with asperg asperger's syndrome. they have lowered medicine and a coloring book for ethan through the pipe. the visitation for the bus driver, who is being called a hero, charles poland jr. is scheduled for later today. local residents are hoping and praying for a peaceful resolution lester. >> thank you. clint van zandt is a former fbi profiler. >> lester, good to be with you. >> this man has a television, we have to be mindful. we don't know what he's watching at this hour, but with that in mind what are the options here? the fact that things are stable? is that in itself a good sign? >> it really is my background as a hostage negotiator also, i've been in these situations, and
four tours in iraq. another veteran he was trying to help is now charged with killing retired navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle at a gun range in texas. casey stiegel, with more on that. a lot of talk about ptsd, post-tramatic stress disorder. did the gunman here have that? >> reporter: we simply don't know. it is important to point out that chris kyle had a reputation for helping troops who had come back home and suffered ptsd but we do not know if that is the case with this man. the only thing the pentagon told us about the alleged gunman he was a corporal in the marines and that he was active duty from 2006 to 2010. did tours of duty in iraq and haiti but was most recently listed as reserve. at a weekend news conference authorities here in texas says he was unemployed and navy suffered from a mental illness as a result of his time in the military but no real motive has been given. kyle, his friend, chad littlefield and roth drove to the gun range in kyle's truck on saturday where investigators say ralph shot and killed the two men, stole the truck and drove to his sister's home. told them
. not only was he in the navy in the '60s, but he earned awards including the vietnam service medal. friday, police towed away the school bus from the crime scene. it had been there since tuesday afternoon when police say dykes boarded it as it was stopped, demanded a few children, and then shot and killed the bus driver when he wouldn't hand them over. since then, dykes has been holed up in an underground bunker nearby with a 5-year-old boy named ethan with asbupergeasper syndrome. officials have lowered medicine and coloring books for ethan through the pipe. the bus driver has been called a hero, and the funeral will be scheduled for later today. residents are hoping and praying for a peaceful resolution. lester? >> gabe gutierrez for us this morning. thank you. >>> and clint van zandt is a former fbi profiler and nbc news analyst. nice to have you here. >> hi, lester. good to be here. >> we understand this man has a television. so i have to be mindful -- we have to be mindful, we don't know what he's watching this hour. with that in mind, what are the options here? the fact that things a
of the victims a highly decorated navy s.e.a.l. he was described as the most lethal sniper in military history. he was featured on "stars and stripes." moments ago, police released this booking photo. many questions remain. >> we have a couple different scenes we are looking at. that's all being processed. the crime seen itself is processed. details about weapons and types of anything like that, that will come out later as the investigation unfolds. >>> joining me now from where police captured him is mark snyder from kxas. mark? >> reporter: we are out the lancaster police department 100 miles east of the crime scene. this is the city where the suspect is from. he's gone before a judge and been arraigned on two counts of capital murder. he's left the police department and transferred back to where the crime happened. we have video of the scene where police got him here in lancaster. we checked his criminal history and found a dwi charge, conviction last year. we are trying to find out motive or relationship he has with christopher kyle and another victim, chad littlefield. after the shooting,
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